ERIC Number: ED161109
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Speech Communication and Communication Processes: Abstracts of Doctoral Dissertations Published in "Dissertation Abstracts International," April and May 1978 (Vol. 38 Nos. 10 and 11).
ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, Urbana, IL.
This collection of abstracts is part of a continuing series providing information on recent doctoral dissertations. The 25 titles deal with a variety of topics, including the following: the nature of creativity in advertising communication; speech communication difficulties of international professors; rhetorical arguments regarding the restriction of immigration; structure and function of the boast in Anglo-Saxon rhetoric; paralinguistic cues in crisis communication; communication in the migration to Kentucky; an analysis of the rhetoric of Rudolf Steiner; attitudes of black church members toward the black elderly; the rhetoric of black congressmen; an examination of the ideal political candidate; source credibility and attitude change; a coorientation approach to consensus building; the effects of androgyny and message expectations on persuasive communication; a nonverbal communication classification system for teaching behaviors; interpersonal communication skills in leaders; communication in an open learning environment; a rhetorical analysis of the Kent State incident; sex differences in persuasion; an analysis of consensus, distinctiveness, and consistency information; persuasive communication and attitude change; communication style; the Gray Panther response to ageism; social style in primary relationships; and a study of information seeking. (MAI)
Descriptors: Advertising, Androgyny, Annotated Bibliographies, Attitude Change, Black Leadership, Communication Research, Communication Skills, Doctoral Dissertations, Immigrants, Information Seeking, Interaction, Nonverbal Communication, Older Adults, Open Plan Schools, Persuasive Discourse, Publicize, Relationship, Rhetoric, Sex Differences, Speech Communication
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, Urbana, IL.